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Light the corners of my mind. 
Misty water-colored memories, 
Of the way we were...

And as Barbra Streisand's song continues, our memories can feel like a collection of scattered pictures, as though we've upended a shoe-box full of old photos, some labelled, some not. Was this one from that holiday in Pembrokeshire when you were six, the time you got stung by a wasp and the car broke down? And this one, was it Nana and Grandad's ruby


All foreigners residing in Spain who are currently receiving a pension for services rendered, (whether a public or private pension), from their countries of origin, should declare this income in their tax declaration form in the monetary compensation section under income from work, only of course when they are obliged to file an income tax return form. 

It is important to note that all tax residents in Spain must declare their total personal global income for taxation


This month I had the pleasure of meeting Feroza and Graham who have opened up a beautiful boutique Bed and Breakfast in Competa. It is located in the corner of the main Plaza (next door to the tobacconist) hence why they have called it the Almijara Residence. The building was originally a narrow and tall town house in need of substantial renovation. They had the vision to create a 5 roomed bed and breakfast with a reception the ground floor and a roof top bar with views over the


Walking Festival Cómpeta/4 días de senderismo Cómpeta: 21/22/23/24 September 2017. Cómpeta, 65 km east of Málaga, is a walkers'paradise! Come and enjoy it with us during our fifth Walking Festival. 
Also this year we chose several new fantastic walks. The principle will stay the same. Each day you will have the choice between an easy walk of  ± 3 – 4 hours or a moderate walk of ± 4,5 – 6 hours. 
Each day you can change your choice. We will walk with guides in groups of no more than 25 persons. You may also walk self-guided if you have a gps. 

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